Here’s a feel-good story we missed earlier in the week. Thanks to Mike Greenaway of the Mercury.
A New Zealander travelling on a flight from Sydney to Wellington on Monday night had mixed fortunes indeed when he collapsed with a heart attack midway over the Tasman Sea.
While there are few worse places to take ill, it certainly helps when you have two doctors close at hand in the form of the Sharks’ Dr Craig Roberts and loosehead prop Dr Jannie du Plessis.
Working in tandem, the pair stabilised the unfortunate gent, who at least has a tale to tell of the night he was rescued by a Springbok.
The Sharks themselves were in good health when they landed in the New Zealand capital after a fairly painless journey from Johannesburg to Sydney (12 hours), with two hours in transit in Sydney before the three-hour trip to Wellington.Tweet